International Conservation News

The conservation news section provides the latest news from various sources on conservation, environmental science and wildlife. AFC aims to raise interest in current issues to raise awareness and promote the support of conservation.

2018/10/17 - An expedition in the Gulf of California yielded photographs and video of a species nearing extinction.
2018/10/12 - Wildlife conservation that uses community partnerships is working for people and threatened species across Africa, write Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney of IUCN's Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group Wildlife conservancies managed by local communities provide an opportunity for income generation and conservation to take place side-by-side Photo: Make It Kenya CC 1.0 Conservation efforts in Africa today face huge...
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2018/10/11 - Dr Kathy MacKinnon, a British zoologist, has won the Midori Prize for Biodiversity, a prestigious conservation award. Photo: IUCN
2018/10/05 - A frenzy for sea cucumbers, driven by demand in Asia, has brought their populations near collapse in the waters off the Yucatán Peninsula.
2018/10/01 - As the nation remained riveted by the embattled nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the eight justices opened the new term by hearing a case about an endangered frog.
2018/09/26 - A study seeks to restore the elephant bird’s heavyweight title, finding one member of a previously unidentified genus of the birds could have weighed more than 1,700 pounds.
2018/09/25 - A federal court decision found that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service erred in stripping the grizzlies’ status as a threatened species.
2018/09/21 - High in the Andes Mountains in Colombia, a reforestation project led by SavingSpecies works to protect one of the world’s most renowned bio hot spots.
2018/09/19 - Learn more:  Marine Plastics Work area:  Business Marine Water Location:  Global
2018/09/17 - Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to extinction.
2018/09/03 - Population was once a taboo subject. With the global population set to rise to over 9.7 billion by 2050, population growth and the resulting pressure on the environment is now recognised as a key conservation issue. Removing barriers to family planning must be an integral part of conservation policy, writes David Johnson, Chief Executive, Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network Rural communities in developing nations...
2018/09/03 - The Eastern monarch is in trouble, and this is the time to help (no science degree needed).
2018/08/27 - Modern brown bears are carrying a bit of genetic material passed down from the cave bear, in a study that suggests extinction does not always vanquish a species’ genes.
2018/08/23 - An investigation showed imports made into pillows, boots and other items have become increasingly popular, at a time when the animal’s global population is dwindling.
2018/08/16 - New research challenges assumptions that some penguins mate for life, and suggests DNA testing is needed to avoid inbred captive populations.
2018/08/15 - Photo: IUCN Learn more:  Sustain project
2018/08/10 - Kristjan Loftsson’s company is the last one in the world still hunting fin whales. His credo: “If it’s sustainable, you hunt.”
2018/08/08 - Mr. Rabinowitz made it his life’s mission to preserve lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs after childhood encounters with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo
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